Since the financial crisis of 2008, the Federal Reserve has created trillions of dollars to buy Treasury and mortgage-backed bonds. When is the right time for the Fed to begin slowing down their assistance? Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines how the Fed's buying has impacted the economic recovery.
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Grades 6-8, 9-12
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On October 15, 1998 Alan Greenspan and the Board of Governors, in a surprise move ordered short-term interest rates cut by 0.25%. What prompted the Fed to take this action? What impact will the rate change have on the economy? Analyze the articles below to examine the linkages between acti...
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